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El Camello

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Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
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Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
+52 984 871 2036
10:30 - 21:00
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Thu - Tue 10:30 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here based on the trip advisor reviews and it seems so did most of the clientele. The place was nice and the staff were great but the food was disappointing. Whoever said this is a great place to go for seafood has clearly never had good seafood. The prawns in the ceviche were rubbery, the fish fillet overcooked... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

LOVED IT. Jam packed with locals, this seafood joint was great and inexpensive. Nothing on the menu for my young vegan and vegetarian travelling companions. The food was so good that I was almost willing to subject them to a second experience in which they would again have to survive on salsa, refried beans and nacho chips.

Thank aeusher
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious fried whole fish- the absolute best and we've tried it other places. A little scary to get to on bikes from the main pueblo but well worth it. Don't be fooled and order the octopus or really much else than the fried fish or ceviche- although we didn't have the ceviche- I unfortunately got the octopus and after 2... More 

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High River, Canada
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like seafood you could not ask for a more extensive menu. My friend and I shared an oyster cocktail. We tried it as you cannot find one in Western Canada. They were raw and tasty and more than we could eat and leave room for our meal. I cannot remember what my friend had. I had lobster and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is easy to find. It's downtown and plenty of parking. We drove here for dinner on a Thursday night and what gave me the most anxiety was the amount of cops that were on the road - so please drive slow so you don't get pulled over. I've been pulled over before by corrupt cops demanding money for... More 

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Waldbröl, Deutschland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seafood was good- the mojitos were great! The vegetables not good at all... at least not cooked too long... service was ok. It's okay for everyone who doesn't want to spend too much money and who wants to have an average dinner experience

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Oakland, California
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on the main road, always seemed to be busy. Fantastic, huge portions of ceviche. A half order was plenty for 2, comes with a basket of chips, 2 salsas, black beans and lime. Great prices, too…!

Thank Mark M
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely authentic Mexican fish restaurant in high street Ate great mixed ceviche, guacamole and prawns a la plancha All excellent great value compared to the beach strip Cold beers

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the Seafood soup and the special of the day! Very economic prices and great, fresh seafood! Definitely should visit here. The restaurants in town are so much better than in the beach area!

Thank Christy W
Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The seafood here is insane good.. the octopus ceviche is the best ceviche we have ever tasted. If you are in Tulum come here for lunch or dinner.

Thank Zack K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 871 2036

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?